Myanmar Program Director [American Friends Service Committee/AFSC]

    Apply by: February 1, 2016
    Organization: American Friends Service Committee/AFSC

    The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization which includes people of all faiths committed to building peace and justice.  AFSC is recruiting a Program Director for its program in Myanmar, based in Yangon. The Myanmar Program Director will be responsible for the management of all AFSC programs in Myanmar, and for assisting in the coordination of regional programs which include Myanmar.

    The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization which includes people of all faiths committed to building peace and justice.  AFSC is recruiting a Program Director for its program in Myanmar, based in Yangon. The Myanmar Program Director will be responsible for the management of all AFSC programs in Myanmar, and for assisting in the coordination of regional programs which include Myanmar. Currently this includes the Myanmar Pluralism & Peace program, the Myanmar monastic schools program, the regional Business & Peace program, and the regional ‘Dialogue and Exchange’ program. The Myanmar Program Manager will supervise program and admin/finance staff and act as the main contact for planning, monitoring and reporting on these programs.

    Qualifications required:  Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Exceptional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the degree.  Five or more years’ experience in planning and monitoring peace focused programs in Myanmar or other countries in the region.  Experience in strategic thinking, political analysis, program planning and implementation. Experience of working in Myanmar and a good understanding of the history and context of the country.  Experience of working both at a community level and national level, for positive inclusive change towards peace, equality and tolerance.  Experience in training, workshop facilitation, and advocacy.  Fluency in spoken and written English and Burmese essential.  For other required skills and abilities, see the job description.

    Salary range:  $1,500 to $2,500 plus benefits, negotiable.

    Application deadline:  9am (Myanmar time), 1 February 2016

    Applications should include both a CV and a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria listed above.  A full job description may be provided to applicants on request.  Applications may be sent to [email protected]  

    Interviews for this position will take place on 10-11 February 2016 in Yangon.

    AFSC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages respect for diversity in terms of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, and religious belief.

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